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stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 25, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9218038

Saw this this morning behind our AC unit. It kinda looks like a Turk's Cap, but I'm not really sure. If it's a keeper, it'll have to be moved.
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 25, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9218056

That looks like a mustang grapevine, Vitis mustangensis. In time, it is know to smother large trees by growing up into the canopy. You really don't want anything growing near your AC unit because it will restrict air flow.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 25, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9218112

It looks like a young mulberry to me, I am not familiar with grape vines, but either way you don't want it there.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 25, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9218844

Okay, it's coming out! Thanks!
sweetmommy
Fulshear, TX
(Zone 9b)

July 26, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9219303

Here is a photo of some of my Mustang grapes so you can compare. I agree, take it out if it's close to your a/c!
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9220424

Leaves on mustang grapes can vary. sometimes the leaves are split into lobes much like an oak leaf.
jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9220555

I am going with Mulberry as well.
They get big fast and produce tons of yummy fruit.
However, the fruit stains so it is good for a field rather than close to a house.
Maybe transplant in the winter.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2012
5:09 PM

Post #9220852

Whatever it is is coming out this weekend!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2012
10:09 PM

Post #9221068

Mulberry here too, almost have as many of those as I do the hackberry seedlings!

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9225913

Unfortunately, not all Mulberrys are fruiting. I'm with you, Stephanie, pull it out.

Carla
jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 1, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9226077

Luckily, almost all Mulberries are extremely easy to graft. I had someone who had never grafted before do three this year with 100 percent success. They have grown over 10 feet in five months from a 3 inch branch. You can order Mulberry branches "scions" in the winter and graft any variety you want on the seedling. Even the white tasty non-staining variety.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9226166

That is good to know Jujube.

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